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Mark M. Mikhaiel Published in the Ohio Probate Law Journal March/April 2020

Thursday, April 16, 2020

The Attorney-Client Privilege: Three’s A Crowd?

The attorney-client privilege provides the client with the power to refuse to disclose, and to prevent others from disclosing, confidential communications made between the attorney and client in the course of seeking or rendering legal advice. But the privilege generally only attaches to those communications between an attorney and a client. Who is the client? Is it only the individual that a lawyer has a written or oral agreement to represent? Or could it extend to the client’s spouse, neighbor, or friend? Many lawyers have been in situations where clients bring their trusted confidants and loved ones to meetings, but does the privilege attach to all in the room in those situations?  Read the full article

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